That title is completely accurate.
For the last several years, I have suffered from horrible acid reflux. While I didn’t seem to have any issues during the day, bedtime had become my enemy. Despite prescription strength medication and stock in my favorite chewy-antacid, I would still end up with reflux as soon as I went to bed. The kind that sends burning acid up my throat and filled my mouth with bile.
Nice visual, huh?
Then I discovered MedCline and now I sleep like a baby! MedCline is an acid reflux treatment solution that is clinically proven to be more effective than standard bed wedges or risers at reducing the symptoms of acid reflux/GERD such as:
- Gestational (pregnancy) reflux
- and many other reflux related symptoms.
I’m sure you are asking yourself the same thing I did – how does a PILLOW make your night time acid reflux go away so you can sleep peacefully? I’ve been sleeping sitting up or propped up forever, and that still didn’t prevent me from waking up in the middle of the night with reflux problems. But MedCline? That’s a whole different animal.
Did you know that how you sleep directly affects how you reflux throughout the night? By comfortably creating and maintaining the ideal sleep position for natural relief, MedCline makes refluxing virtually impossible by positioning your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) above your stomach. If reflux does occur, gravity quickly returns the refluxed acid to your stomach, minimizing prolonged acid exposure that can lead to serious health consequences, if left untreated.
Ok – but what does that MEAN?? For me, it means that laying on this glorious wedge with a CUT OUT FOR YOUR ARM so you aren’t thrashing your shoulder and neck trying to prop yourself up, and its equally amazing body pillow, are just about the greatest things that I’ve ever allowed in my bed at night.
In all seriousness, MedCline has made SUCH a difference in my life it’s really hard to believe. I’ve had my system for almost three months now, and I have been able to wean off one dose of my reflux medication, and my neck and shoulder are not messed up AT ALL. I love how much happier and well rested I am because I am not sleeping upright in a chair, trying to prop myself up on my side in bed with twelve pillows trying ANYTHING to make the reflux stop so I can just get an hour of sleep, and – the worst – waking up with a mouth full of vomit.
When studied head to head vs. a standard wedge, MedCline was proven to be significantly more effective at reducing symptoms, reflux episodes, esophageal acid exposure and was rated twice as comfortable. Plain and simple, MedCline works better!
What does MedCline do that makes them different from other wedge pillows?
- Inclines your entire torso, not just your head and neck.
- Cradle-Loc design holds you in the ideal relief position without sliding down.
- Unique arm pocket relieves pressure from your downside arm.
- Therapeutic body pillow adds comfort and keeps you from rolling to your back.
- Constructed with multiple types of polyurethane foams designed to last at least 5 years.
If you suffer from heartburn and acid reflux, I strongly encourage you to check out MedCline. Especially if you are losing sleep. This has been an absolutely game changer in my life. Yes, I was given a MedCline to review for this blog post. (More accurately, I reached out to MedCline and begged them to let me review it once I wandered around their website for 10 minutes and fell in love!) But I waited almost 90 days to write this review because it was important to me to really get a feel for the product and understand if it was really working. For the record – it didn’t take 90 days for me to notice the difference. It took me 1 night. ONE. I went to bed with that familiar, belching up my dinner kind of feeling and thought “oh boy, it’s going to be a long night”. I went to bed, made sure I was on my MedCline in the right position and I was OUT LIKE A LIGHT without any problems.
In the spirit of full disclosure, it’s not magical. I mean it IS, but you get where I’m going with this. It’s not making your bed for you when you get up in the morning! Twice I screwed up and ate something I absolutely wasn’t supposed to, when I wasn’t supposed to and not even the MedCline could save me from struggling. I’ve discovered that frosting from my favorite cupcake store absolutely does not agree with me, because this was the cause BOTH TIMES. It can’t help you if you chug a Diet Coke right before you get in bed. Common sense, and the basics of heartburn 101 are still in play – especially no eating two to three hours before bedtime. But overall? I’m snuggled up to my MedCline every night when I go to sleep and it’s my new bed time BFF.
For more information about MedCline, check out this video:
Disclosure: MedCline was kind enough to send me a system to review for the last 90 days and talk about my personal experiences in this post.